Too many women in the wrong places: Norwegian navy edition

As women increasingly are hired into traditionally male jobs via affirmative action laws or indirect pressure via media, we see more and more incompetence. This is true whether it is academia, the military or the police. Here’s a funny example from Norway a few years ago. The Norwegian navy was recruiting more women and celebrating…

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New paper and video out: The Negative Religiousness-IQ Nexus is a Jensen Effect on Individual-Level Data: A Refutation of Dutton et al.’s ‘The Myth of the Stupid Believer’

Dutton, E., & Kirkegaard, E. O. W. (2021). The Negative Religiousness-IQ Nexus is a Jensen Effect on Individual-Level Data: A Refutation of Dutton et al.’s ‘The Myth of the Stupid Believer’. Journal of Religion and Health, 1-23. A recent study by Dutton et al. (J Relig Health 59:1567–1579. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00926-3, 2020) found that the religiousness-IQ nexus…

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Harvard’s half-meritocracy

Many people are aware that American universities practice something called affirmative action. Really, this just means a kind of reverse racism that was instituted during the 1960s cultural takeover (or glorious revolution, depending on your view). It consists of providing easier access to universities, and sometimes jobs, based on your sex and race. Easier as…

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Math scores for 2nd generation immigrants in Norway by country of origin

A reader sent me this interesting report that I had previously somehow not heard of: Rune Jørgen Sørensen, Jon Marius Iversen, Johan From, and Hans Bonesrønning. Culture and school performance: Evidence from second-generation immigrants in Norway. 2015-2020 The paper studies how the cultural orientation of immigrant parents affects the school performance of their children. We…

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